Mindful Wellness Musings

Sunday, January 22, 2006

What is Wellness?

Wellness, as defined by the National Wellness Association, is:

An active process of becoming aware of and making choices
toward a more successful existence.
It seems to me the key words are process, aware, choices and success.

Process can mean that we never arrive at a point where there is no possibility of improving.

Aware can mean that we are by our nature continuously seeking to understand 'what's happening now'.

Choices can mean that we have researched, created and considered a variety of options and select those that seem to be in our best interest.

Success is determined by each individual.

I also believe that wellness needs to be holistic and include all aspects of our life including: Social, Envrionmental, Occupational, Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual and Emotional.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

What is Mindful Wellness?

The practice of “Mindful Wellness” is a practice of cultivating awareness in how we nourish ourselves on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. With this awareness we can then begin to practice some simple techniques, to support our wellbeing.

The stresses in today’s world seem to intrude constantly into our daily lives. Our pace is unconsciously speeding up at a mind-numbing rate! The practice of mindful wellness can offer a way to change the speed of the life, a way to become aware of our pace, of our state of mind and body.